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Blue Ridge Ride to Defeat ALS 2022

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Blue Ridge Ride to Defeat ALS

Ride to Defeat ALS
ALS cannot take away hope

Why we Ride

The first annual Blue Ridge Ride to Defeat ALS is Saturday, May 14, 2022. This is is a one-day cycling and power chair challenge event designed to appeal to every level of cyclist and supporter of the ALS Association (ALSA) DC/MD/VA Chapter. We will start and end for a celebration with music at our very generous sponsor Pro Re Nata (prnbrewery.com). Together, we can help raise awareness, and provide hope for patients and families living with ALS.

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s disease, is currently a 100% fatal neurological disorder, with no known cause or cure. Survival timelines are dismal, with most patients losing their battle in three-to-five years from symptom onset. About 20,00 persons (pALS) and their families are living with ALS at any given time. A short-term goal is to make ALS survivable by 2030.

The ALS Association DC/MD/VA Chapter is dedicated to the fight against ALS in many ways, including funding global research efforts, supporting scientific and clinical collaboration, connecting people with ALS to clinical trials, partnering with multidisciplinary ALS clinics and centers, educating the public about ALS, providing professional care management services to families facing ALS, pursuing important public policy initiatives, and bringing the ALS community together.

Volunteers

Volunteers are the key to the success of the Blue Ridge Ride to Defeat ALS. Without you, this event would not be possible. From event planning, guiding cyclists at intersections, leading our Trail routes, helping with registration, serving snacks, to post-event breakdown, we depend on people donating their time and talents to produce successful events that raise awareness and fund the mission.

Although fundraising is not required as a volunteer, raising funds is a huge part in helping us actuate our mission to treat and cure ALS. We appreciate your consideration.

  • All volunteers will be provided breakfast, lunch, T-shirt, and two drink tickets (ages 21+).
  • Additionally, volunteers performing a service obligation will also receive a Letter of Commendation.

2 Shifts

  • Sat May 14, 2022 - morning / 07:00 AM to 10:30 AM
    Varied Roles > Registration > Cycling > SAG
  • Sat May 14, 2022 - 10:30 AM to 02:30 PM
    Cycling > SAG > Festival Zone
  • NONE OF THESE DAYS WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About Blue Ridge Ride to Defeat ALS

Location:

6135 Rockfish Gap Tpke, Crozet, MD 22932, US

Mission Statement

Vision - Create a world without ALS. Mission Statement - Discover treatments and a cure for ALS, and to serve, advocate for, and empower people affected by ALS to live their lives to the fullest.

Description

The ALS Association DCMDVA Chapter is dedicated to the fight against ALS in many ways, including funding global research efforts, supporting scientific and clinical collaboration, connecting people with ALS to clinical trials, partnering with multidisciplinary ALS clinics and centers, providing professional care management services to families facing ALS, and pursuing important public policy initiatives.

We are the only ALS non-profit organization that supports all three pillars of ALS -- care services, research and advocacy. We are the highest non-profit funder of ALS research in the world outside the U.S. Federal Government We are a 4 Guide Star non-profit organization We inspire collaborations with all partner sectors -- the government, academia, industry, and other non-profit organization.

Health & Medicine
People with Disabilities
Sports & Recreation

WHEN

Sat May 14, 2022
07:00 AM - 02:00 PM
This opportunity has 2 shifts

WHERE

6135 Rockfish Gap TurnpikeCrozet, VA 22932

(38.0488,-78.71427)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Varies with Volunteer roles: • Most are time slices of the Day of Event from 7AM-2PM, depending on responsibilities. • Sponsorship and Logistics/Event Planning have monthly virtual meetings to ensure an amazing event for all participants.
  • Areas include: Logistics/Event Management I Cycling Management Support and Gear (SAG) I Day of Event Registration Festival Zone I Sponsorship I Marketing & Social Media

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